Another one of T&T Clark's fantastic Theology series has rereleased a number of books in paperback!
The Library of New Testament Studies explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives,social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual
approaches. The series places Christianity in its social, cultural, political and economic context. A highlight from the series includes:
A Narratological Reading of 1 Peter, Abson Joseph employs a narratological approach linking the structure of 1 Peter with God’s actions on behalf of Israel. Using a three-layered distinction of narrative – fabula (‘raw material’), story, and text – Joseph studies the text of 1 Peter and shows the presence of a fabula that comprises four main elements: election, suffering, steadfastness, and
vindication. Joseph asserts that this fabula is common to the experiences of Israel, Jesus, and the epistle’s audience and thus shapes the narrative substructure of the epistle and constitutes the lens through which the author urges his audience to make sense of its situation.
Reviewed in the Journal of Evangelical Theological Society
“…Joseph’s work is worthy of attention especially because of how he considers the theological implications of 1 Peter’s use of the OT. The monograph is quite helpful in highlighting Peter’s theological concerns in selecting and using OT passages in a text that seeks to shape the identity of his audience. This is a welcome addition to a growing library of narrative studies focused on 1 Peter.” – Darian Lockett, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Other titles now available in paperback:
- Honour and Conflict in the Ancient World: 1 Corinthians in its Greco-Roman Social Setting, Finney argues that the conflict in 1 Corinthians is driven by lust for honour and Paul's use of the paradigm of the cross.
- The Abomination of Desolation in Matthew 24.15, A new understanding of the term 'Abomination of Desolation' in Matthew's gospel is given, shedding light on the term 'Son of Man' as well.
- Mysticism in the Gospel of John: An Inquiry into its Background, This book investigates whether there was a "mystical" practice in first-century Palestine and whether John can be better understood in the light of such practice, if there was any.
There are even more available on the Bloomsbury Publishing website found here.